4726-9-03 Educational activities that meet and educational activities that do not meet the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

(A) Any of the following may be used by a licensed optician or licensed ocularist to satisfy the continuing education requirements set forth in section 4725.51 of the Revised Code and this chapter of the Administrative Code:

(1) A continuing education activity which has been approved by the board;

(2) A continuing education activity which has been approved by a nationally recognized accreditation system of continuing education for opticians or ocularists, such as, but not limited to:

(a) American board of opticianry (ABO);

(b) National contact lens examiners (NCLE); and,

(c) National examining board of ocularists.

(B) The following activities shall not be used by a licensed optician or licensed ocularist to satisfy the continuing education requirements of 4725.51 of the Revised Code and this chapter:

(1) Repetition of any education activity with identical content and course objectives within a single reporting period;

(2) An agency specific orientation or in-service program;

(3) A self-directed independent study such as reading of texts or journal articles which have not been approved by the board as an independent study;

(4) Participation in clinical practice which is not part of an approved continuing education activity;

(5) A personal development activity;

(6) Professional meetings or conventions except for those portions designated as a board-approved continuing education activity;

(7) Community service or volunteer practice;

(8) Continuing education ordered by the board pursuant to disciplinary action;

(9) Membership in an opticianry or ocularistry organization; or,

(10) Any other as determined by the board.

Replaces: 4726-11-02

Effective: 11/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/01/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4725.44
Rule Amplifies: 4725.51
Prior Effective Dates: 11/29/79, 8/4/94 (Emerg.), 11/10/94, 10/4/02, 1/23/06